Taiwanese Authorities Question Vice President of Company Accused of Pollution Violations

16 Dec 2013 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TAIPEI, Taiwan

Lin Hsien-tang, vice president of Taiwanese company Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), was released on bail over the weekend after being questioned by authorities for six hours. Lin had been detained after investogators discovered that his company was dumping untreated wastewater into the Houjin River. Authorities believe the company intentionally released the wastewater containing heavy metals into the river from its K7 plant in Kaohsiung, in southern Taiwan. An investigation revealed a hidden, underground pipeline that carried wastewater from the plant to the river.The authorities said they also believe that Lin was well aware of the dumping and played a major role in approving the operation...

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